Burton’s Snowboard Essentials for Family Day Fun

This Family Day, swap your slippers for the slopes for a fun-filled day full of fresh air, Vitamin D and lots of laughs. Whether you’re a serious shredder or a beginner with half-pipe dreams, snowboarding is a fun winter activity for all ages. The good news is there is no shortage of mountains and resorts across Canada where you can take the entire family.

On the West Coast you’ll find favourites like the world-renowned Whistler Blackcomb, Kelowna’s Big White and Mount Washington on Vancouver Island. Further inland, Lake Louise was voted “Canada’s Best Ski Resort” in 2021, while Banff’s Sunshine Village has terrain for all levels. Favourite spots to snowboard in Ontario include Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood and Mount St. Louis Moonstone. Quebec has no shortage of great boarding hills including Mont Tremblant a couple of hours from Ottawa and Mont-Sainte-Anne outside of Quebec City.

Wherever you plan to buckle in and ride, a day outdoors is the best kind of winter fun. For snowboarding essentials, Burton is a leader in the snowboard gear space, driving innovation for over 40 years and outfitting the top snowboarders in the game.

Read on for our must-have layers and equipment from Burton to get you ready for the mountain.

For Him

Protect your head on the hills with Burton’s Anon Raider 3 MIPS® Snow Helmet. Featuring MIPS (Multi-Impact Protection System) that reduces angled impacts, the design also includes ventilation channels to keep your head cool and goggles fog-free. With an auto-adjust fit system for the perfect fit every time, the fleece lining and ear pads add comfort and warmth for those cold ski days.

You won’t miss a mogul or ice patch while cruising down the hill wearing your Anon Sync Snow Goggles by Burton. Designed with Wall-to-Wall vision for optimal optics to eliminate peripheral vision impairments, the full perimeter venting allows maximum airflow, for a fog-free view in all conditions. Wear eyeglasses? They’re compatible and include a bonus lens for cloudy conditions.

Designed to accelerate beginner to intermediate snowboarders into more advanced riding situations, the Burton Men’s Ripcord Flat Top Snowboard [2022] has a directional shape so it’s easier to ride on any terrain or condition. A softer, playful flex, plus the added stability of the Flat Top with Easy Bevel, puts you in control. The Channel® technology means you can easily adjust with bindings from all major brands.

With a RE-FLEX™ mounting system for flex and feel, a FullBED cushioning system for comfort and a Hammockstrap™ 2.0  ankle strap and Heel Hammock hi-back for an enhanced hold, the Burton Cartel X Re:Flex Snowboard Binding [2021] merges comfort and response, for serious shredding.

If you’re ready to level up, then you’ll want to consider the Burton Men’s Ruler Boa® Snowboard Boot [2022], made for delivering durability and performance. The 1:1 Medium Flex PowerUp Tongue allows for a greater rebound, while the Total Comfort construction makes this boot feel broken-in right out of the box. Expect all-day warmth with the 3M™ Thinsulate™ insulation and Sleeping Bag Reflection Foil that reflects heat back to your feet. All you have to do is hop in and ride.

Whether you’re catching air or wiping out, the Burton [ak] Men’s GORE-TEX® 2L Swash Pants are tough as nails. Waterproof and breathable thanks to the GORE-TEX® 2L fabric, these snow pants feature Test-I-Cool venting for warmer days, anti-scuff cuffs and zippered cargo pockets to fit your keys, phone or cards.

For Her

Go from the skate-park to the slopes with Burton’s Anon Greta 3 MIPS® Multi-Season Helmet. Designed with MIPS (Multidirectional Impact Protection System) for increased crash safety, it features an auto-adjust fit system for a snug, yet comfortable fit. If you like listening to tunes while you ride, you’re in luck because the removable fleece ear pads are also audio-compatible.

Designed for slightly smaller faces, Burton’s Anon Women’s WM1 Snow Goggle + MFI® Face Mask uses MFI® technology to keep snug on your face, with reinforced perforated O2 vents so you’re fog-free. The PERCEIVE lens enhances contrast to help you see in a wide range of light conditions, while the triple-layer face foam with Outlast® fleece takes anti-fog to the next level.

Perfect for beginner riders, the Burton Women’s Stylus Flat Top Snowboard [2022] has an Easy Bevel, making it harder to catch your edge and faceplant. The convex base lifts the edges off the snow and has a soft flex, so it’s easy to learn how to balance and get control of your board. This snowboard also features a Channel® mounting system, for an easy and adjustable binding set-up. 

The Burton Women’s Scribe Re:Flex Snowboard Binding [2022] is made for all-terrains and riding styles, as it’s soft, flexible and responsible. The Re:Flex™ FullBED cushioning system maximizes comfort and minimizes fatigue, so you can get a full day of runs in. Another plus is this snowboard binding is universally compatible, including 4×4, 3D® and The Channel®.

Slip into total comfort with the Burton Women’s Limelight Boa® Snowboard Boot [2022]. Featuring the BOA® Fit System upgraded with Lockdown Lacing, which helps to increase your heel hold by integrating three lacing zones around the ankle. Your toes will be super cozy with the 3M™ Thinsulate™ insulated liner and Sleeping Bag heat-reflective foil. With a soft and forgiving flex, expect more fun with every run.

From beginners practicing carving to pro riders in search of air, the Burton Women’s Total Impact Short has G-Form™ technology that helps to absorb 90% of energy at high-speed impact, for more confidence on the slopes. A low-profile boxer style fit that’s light-weight, quick-drying and breathable, it’s all-day comfort meets performance.

Fashion-forward fabrics meet high-tech features with the Burton Women’s Prowess Snowboard Jacket. Designed to have a waterproof exterior, you’ll be warm and comfortable thanks to the 3M™ Thinsulate insulation. With an exterior cinch waist, helmet-compatible hood and plenty of handy pockets, you’ll be riding in style.

Made to fit like your favourite pair of overalls, the Burton Women’s Avalon Bib Pant has stretch panelling at the back for mobility, zip vents to enhance breathability, and is lined with Living Lining for climate control without bulk. Other details like the inner thigh vents, fleece-lined handwarmer pockets and drop-seat make these snow pants a boarding essential. 

For Boys and Girls

A helmet that’s certified to take them from their bike to their board, Burton’s Anon Juniors’ Rime 3 Multi-Season Helmet is for the do-it-all kid. With an Endura™ shell construction for durability and Fidlock® snap helmet buckle for easy opening and closing (even while wearing gloves), you’ll also find integrated vent channels for all-day comfort. There’s no sacrificing warmth with the removable liner and ear pads.

Sized for kids, Burton’s Anon Juniors’ Tracker 2.0 Snow Goggle are both helmet and glasses compatible. Designed to work with MFI® hoods, face masks and neck warmers, the cold doesn’t stand a chance. With full perimeter vents and anti-fog treatment, they’ll have crystal clear vision whether there’s sun or snow.

Ergonomic with softer flexing, the Burton Juniors’ Smalls Re:Flex Snowboard Binding [2021] is designed for all-terrain riding. With plenty of cushioning for comfort and performance, the Re:Flex baseplate dramatically improves the boards flex and feel, so they can dig into those turns or hit the halfpipe.

Kid-tested and parent-approved, the Burton Juniors’ Zipline Boa® Snowboard Boot [2022] was made for fun and designed for function. These boots fit like a glove thanks to the heat-moldable Imprint™ liner, while the DynoLITE outsole is formulated to withstand repeated impacts and freezing temps. With the mitt-friendly adjustability of the Boa® Closure system, they’re going to love wearing them all day long.

The falls and faceplants are inevitable, so keep them happy and comfortable with the Burton Juniors’ [8-16] Total Impact Short. Featuring G-Form™ technology that helps to absorb and dissipate incoming energy, hits to the hill will be less intense. Easily hidden under layers with the low-profile boxer short style fit, these shorts are also quick-drying and breathable for comfort from first to last run.

Get maximum bang for your buck with the stylish Burton Junior Boys’ [8-16] Covert Jacket. Find premium warmth and waterproofing with the DRYRIDE two-layer fabric, and Thermacole insulation for enhanced breathability. You don’t need to worry about them outgrowing the jacket in one season with the Room-to-Grow™ system that extends the lengths of the legs and sleeves by two inches. 

A best-seller for a reason, the Burton Junior Boys’ [8-20] Exile Cargo Pant has all of the features your rider needs to dominate the hills. A midweight warmth with the waterproof and breathable  DryRide Durashell™ 2L fabric and Thermacore™ insulation. With zippered handwarmer pockets, belt loops and tons of pockets, it has all of the extras he needs.

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